Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Top: Cory Noeker, Josh Kettlewell, Greg Knaus, Ross Parsons. Bottom: Tim Reynolds, Veronica Garcia, Holly Anderson and David Aschraft.
Eight from Indoor Track and Field Named Academic All-MAC

MOUNT PLEASANT – Eight members of the Central Michigan track and field team have been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team following the indoor season and eight more were awarded honorable mention status, the conference announced Tuesday.

Senior long-distance runner Holly Anderson and middle-distance runner Veronica Garcia represent the women's team. The men's team is represented by senior sprinter David Ashcraft, senior multi-event student-athlete Josh Kettlewell, junior sprinter Greg Knaus, sophomore hurdler Cory Noeker, sophomore sprinter Ross Parsons and sophomore multi-event student-athlete Tim Reynolds.

"We're continuing a tradition at Central Michigan University of being great students, as well as great athletes," director of track and field and cross country Willie Randolph said. "That combination is something we work for year in and year out, and we're proud of these student-athletes for achieving this goal."

Anderson, a health fitness major with a 3.54 GPA, was named MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 8, and earned the CMU State Farm Scholar-Athlete of the Week distinction on Feb. 6. She finished fourth in both the 3,000m and 5,000m runs, and seventh in the mile run at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, and earlier in the season broke the indoor school record in the 5,000m run with a time of 16:49.93. This is her third career Academic All-MAC honor.

Garcia, a health fitness major with a 3.6 GPA, earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2011 semester and finished fourth in the mile run at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in a career-best time of 4:54.82. She is a first-time Academic All-MAC honoree.

Ashcraft, an economics major with a 3.3 GPA, was the CMU State Farm Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Feb. 27 and was on the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. He earned second-team All MAC honors as a member of the runner-up 4x400m relay team at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships that set a new CMU indoor school record with a time of 3:14.19, and he also finished fourth in the 400m dash. This marks the second time he has been named to the Academic All-MAC team.

Kettlewell, a health fitness major with a 3.37 GPA, was the CMU State Farm Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Jan. 23. He was the MAC Champion in the heptathlon at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships (5,465 points) and finished fourth in the pole vault. Earlier in the season he broke the heptathlon CMU school record (5,673 points) at the Penn State National Invitational, and finished the season ranked 17th in the nation, according to the Track and Field Results Reporting System. He is a first-time honoree.

Knaus, a sport studies major with a 3.41 GPA, made the Dean's List in the Fall 2011 semester. He finished seventh in the 60m dash finals at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships after running a career-best 6.95 in the prelims, and finished 10th in the 200m dash in a season-best time of 22.28. This is his first career selection to the Academic All-MAC team.

Noeker, an entrepreneurship major with a 3.81 GPA, made the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. He finished third in the 60m hurdles at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in a career-best 8.20. He is a first-time honoree.

Parsons, an integrated science major with a 3.59 GPA, made the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 semester. He earned second-team All-MAC honors as a member of the runner-up 4x400m relay team at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships that set a new CMU indoor school record with a time of 3:14.19, and he finished third in the 200m dash and fourth in the 60m dash. This marks his first time on the Academic All-MAC team.

Reynolds, an art major with a 3.36 GPA, was the bronze medalist in the heptathlon at the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships, and finished third in the heptathlon with a career-best score of 5,187 points at the Penn State National Invitational. He is a first-time honoree.

Earning honorable mention Academic All-MAC honors are junior thrower Kayla Brindley, senior sprinter/hurdler Stephanie Hurley, senior jumper Misha Lamphere, sophomore long-distance runner Krista Parks, senior hurdler Andrea Pawlowski, senior long-distance runner Maddie Ribant, sophomore sprinter Kelsey Ritter and sophomore jumper Samantha Stein.

The Academic All-MAC team is selected by a vote of the conference's Faculty Athletics Representatives. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. 

 

 

 

2012 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-MAC Team:
Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, Akron
Valerie Fraizer (Wert), Akron
MaryKate Mellen, Ball State
Abby Koch, Bowling Green
Emma Denton, Buffalo
Becky O’Brien, Buffalo
Holly Anderson, Central Michigan
Veronica Garcia, Central Michigan

Meghan Powers, Eastern Michigan
Kate Wolanin, Eastern Michigan
Paige Foster, Kent State
Kim Preston, Kent State
Melinda Sawnor, Kent State
Kayla Schoenle, Kent State
Rachael Clay, Miami
Monica Fischer, Miami
Erica Howes, Miami
Katie Scannell, Miami
Kori Tatman, Miami
Ashley Zaper, Miami
Jenelle McCalla, Northern Illinois
Jenner Sio, Northern Illinois
Juli Accurso, Ohio
Emily Pifer, Ohio
Melissa Thompson, Ohio
Brittany Tyree, Ohio
Julie Snyder, Toledo
Megan Vogelson, Toledo
Chiara Allen, Western Michigan
Andrea Arnold, Western Michigan
Iris Campbell, Western Michigan
Cara Cremeans, Western Michigan
Aisha Hodge, Western Michigan
Rachel Whitley, Western Michigan
 
2012 Men’s Track and Field Academic All-MAC Team (25 Members)
Eric Hubbard, Akron
Zach Ahart, Buffalo
Brian Archie, Buffalo
Andre Britton, Buffalo
Dylan Conway, Buffalo
Josh Hagan, Buffalo
Doug Hannon, Buffalo
Josh Inzina, Buffalo
David Ashcraft, Central Michigan
Josh Kettlewell, Central Michigan
Greg Knaus, Central Michigan
Cory Noeker, Central Michigan
Ross Parsons, Central Michigan
Tim Reynolds, Central Michigan

Terefe Ejigu, Eastern Michigan
Josh George, Eastern Michigan
Grzegorz Kalinowski, Eastern Michigan
Daniel Bullard, Kent State
Anthony Crabtree, Kent State
Bo Crabtree, Kent State
Andrew Goodwin, Kent State
Andrew Linebarger, Kent State
Ryan Thomas, Kent State
Marcus Vicars, Kent State
Dean Wood, Kent State
 
 
Honorable Mention (Women only):
Melissa Dodaro, Ball State
Madeline Goheen, Ball State
Kelsey Jackson, Ball State
Hannah Lange, Ball State
Thekla Lorenz, Ball State
Emilee Zets, Ball State
Saisha Gailliard, Bowling Green
Taylor Stichter, Bowling Green
Allison Weimer, Bowling Green
Sam Beim, Buffalo
Jackie Cavalluzzo, Buffalo
Caitlin Curry, Buffalo
Kelsey Fitzgerald, Buffalo
Aimee Hopkins, Buffalo
Kayla Brindley, Central Michigan
Stephanie Hurley, Central Michigan
Misha Lamphere, Central Michigan
Krista Parks, Central Michigan
Andrea Pawlowski, Central Michigan
Maddie Ribant, Central Michigan
Kelsey Ritter, Central Michigan
Samantha Stein, Central Michigan

ReJean Margina, Eastern Michigan
Natalie Webb, Eastern Michigan
Keri Dantley, Kent State
Danielle Dougherty, Kent State
Brooke Hutchings, Kent State
Erica Hutson, Kent State
Katie Reiser, Kent State
Domenica Rossi, Kent State
Hannah Spicer, Kent State
Loren Thomas, Kent State
Jillian Dickman, Miami
Xerina Hughey, Miami
Sarah Kinnaman, Miami
Krista Stillson, Miami
Erica Miller, Northern Illinois
Courtney Oldenburg, Northern Illinois
Kristen Mason, Ohio
Kiley Mathews, Ohio
Hope McCarty, Ohio
Lauren McCullough, Ohio
Brianna Shaw, Ohio
Katie Bollin, Toledo
Megan Wright, Toledo

 

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